re: What are the worst security practices you've ever witnessed? VIEW POST


I was called up for jury duty once. They had a website where I could check on the status of whether I needed to report or not. I couldn't quite remember the URL, so I googled what I could recall and found the status page of...somebody else. There was no actual protection preventing people from getting to anyone else's jury duty call, which included lots of PII. And the IDs of the pages were clearly sequential, so anyone could've written a quick script to download ~300,000 jury duty summons and all the personal info to go with it.

I reported it to the county and they thankfully took it seriously. They told me they worked with the software vendor to fix it...but I never verified, so who knows?

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